BY LIONEL EMDE, RIPTIDE CORRESPONDENT
In a late-inning victory, Measure L, the Pacifica School District parcel tax, passed with a 68.8 percent majority. Early mail-in ballots had the measure below the threshold to pass, but Election Day voting put it over the top. This correspondent witnessed canvassers in his neighborhood working the electorate, and apparently the campaign was well organized enough to pull it off.
Measure H, the San Mateo County Community College District bond issue, failed with a 52.7 percent majority, less than the required 55 percent. But voters apparently did not want change on the college board, as the three incumbents (Dave Mandelkern, Karen Schwarz, Patricia Miljanich) were returned with a comfortable majority.
In San Bruno, Measure O, a bond issue requiring 55 percent approval, failed by more than four percentage points. There was organized resistance to the measure, as this writer saw printed signs in multiple locations in San Bruno.